Thoughts on my website? (15)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-10 22:30 ID:IPn4G2rZ

0chan is using my multich software -- a decentralized and tag-based anonboard. Still need to do things like add >>reply, >greentext etc, but the core functionality is complete.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-11 00:14 ID:Heaven


3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-11 10:30 ID:lVz0yW4a

It looks nice for the people that use those sites.
Looks very BBS.

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-11 14:07 ID:gZMYza+7


5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-11 23:47 ID:/M/ZOFIq

im always afraid to click on links here lol

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-12 05:50 ID:IPn4G2rZ

thanks! I had several observations that motivated me to program it:

  1. There's a lot of anonboards that have similar themes and are frequented by the same people.
  2. Anonboards frequently go offline.
  3. Opening new tabs for multiple boards is annoying.

Problems 1 and 2 are solved by federation: by having several different sites share the same threads / responses, no one site maintains exclusive control over a thread. This also means that conversations remain, even if a server goes down.

Problem 3 is also solved by federation, but it's even better solved by thread tagging. If tagging is used to combine the "boards" / discussion topics that a user's interested in, it reduces the workload of seeing the list of conversations.

The theme is decidedly different than the 2ch-style look of shiichan boards (like world4ch), kareha boards (like 4-ch), emanon boards (like SA), and iyagi boards (like 4x13). This may be changed later, but I think it's already a bit more "accessible" for this reason.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-13 14:05 ID:yzuTtssB

I like it OP you should try to grow this place.

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-17 06:42 ID:Zu8X3Z0b

thanks! If you got any ideas for things I could add or change about it, that would be nice. With this project, the goal is not so much "zomg 2ch for English speakers" as much as it is "2ch but 20 years later." (Even Kareha is over 15 years old, isn't it?)

In time, I will begrudgingly add mobile support; a more interesting tool that's coming along will be a scraper that archives posts from other Western 2ch-sites and assigns tags. Initially, there were some reservations I had with this; namely, scraping can draw traffic away from already small boards; but scraping is justified in that it (1) archives boards that frequently go down without notice, and (2) makes the experience more comfortable for the user.

A demonstration of what I mean: there's at least 6 English language anonymous boards about programming!

If posts from all of these boards were combined into a meta-/prog/, it would be less necessary to just pick a favorite programming forum and neglect the rest. Plus, because multichan is designed to be easily scrapable, archives of the 6 programming boards

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-25 11:27 ID:yzuTtssB


This is just my opinion but you shouldn't add mobile support textboards should stay on the regular internet don't give the average idiot normie access to textboards because they will just make the experience not fun and it will turn into Reddit. Smartphones were a mistake and helped to kill the internet but yet again this is all my suggestion/opinion and you don't have to do this if you don't want to.

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-25 18:53 ID:gOKZXsG7

Are you the same dude shitting up the mod request thread?

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-25 19:46 ID:Heaven

>dude shitting up the mod request thread

which one lol?

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-26 08:25 ID:yzuTtssB


No that would be the newfag zoomers and that almost 40 year old fat bald neckbeard guy spamming the thread.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-27 09:36 ID:Heaven

Eh, I don't think most people who seek out textboards are like that. Aside from users who enjoy the slower pace and atmosphere, it's mostly internet adventurers who rarely stick around, even if they are on their phone if they can find it they probably are fine. Hell, you can connect to BBSes on a smartphone.
That thread is becoming one of the best of 2020, you can't tell who is pissing each-other off more.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-27 09:39 ID:Heaven

Interesting, I hope this combined with overtext/txtchan will help grow the western textboard community.

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-27 13:08 ID:Heaven

Where are all these kids coming from? please just ban them already they are ruining they quality of this site with the emoji spam and lack of lurking and being that they are too young to remember old internet culture they shouldn't even be here. Reply



MTE lmao these like middle school girls. Someone made a post talking about this the other day but didn't tag or mention the quote because she had forgotten, but the commenter said "ummm sis, this site is over and I just don't understand why you are talking about the internet in 2017?" lmao. Reply

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